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Book Awards

In this second round of awards, Samir and Yonatan, by Daniella Carmi (Scholastic, 2000 [English edition]) was the winner in the literature category. Translated from Hebrew, this story is told in the first-person by Samir, a Palestinian boy who finds himself awaiting surgery in an Israeli hospital. The relationships that develop between Samir and some
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Habibi, the award winning book for older readers by Naomi Shihab Nye (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997) is the story of 14-year old Liyana, who moved from Missouri to her father’s hometown of Jerusalem. At first it is a most unwelcome change for this American teenager and her family. Gradually, through new friends and
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